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Sassiest Literary Quotes

Are you looking for the perfect comeback to an insult? Or perhaps you need the perfect Instagram caption for your badass selfie. Of course, you could always go with some song lyrics or something of your own creation. But if you’re like me with a flair for the dramatic, why not go with a quote from a literary genius? You might be surprised by just how sassy they can be.

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” –Oscar Wilde

“If your brains were dynamite, there wouldn’t be enough to blow your hat off.” –Kurt Vonnegut

“If you’re looking for sympathy, you’ll find it between shit and syphilis in the dictionary.”- David Sedaris

“If you will forgive me for being personal…I don’t like your face.” –Agatha Christie

“What are you now? A third-rate actress with a pretty face.” –Oscar Wilde

“The man is as useless as nipples on a breastplate.” –George R. R. Martin

“It should take you about four seconds to walk from here to the door. I’ll give you two.” –Truman Capote

Question of the Day: What’s your favorite literary insult, either from this list or elsewhere? Let me know in the comments!



Passionate writer. Avid reader. Makeup-obsessed. Activist. College Student. These labels describe me, but they do not define me.

2 thoughts on “Sassiest Literary Quotes

  1. Great read!
    One of my favorite literary insults is: “I desire that we be better strangers.” –William Shakespeare

    (The more old-school, the better.)

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